1957: Doug Ford surprises to win first Masters
Few people gave Doug Ford much of a chance of winning the Masters.
He trailed Sam Snead by three shots entering the final round and several other notable players stood in his way as well. Ford's final-round charge put him into contention, but he had to make a crucial decision on the par-5 15th: Go for the green from well over 200 yards out, or lay up. Ford disregarded his caddie's advice, hit the green and two-putted for a birdie.
Ford holed out from the bunker on 18 for another birdie that was the icing on a final-round 66 and a three-shot victory.
|4||E. Harvie Ward Jr.||E||73||71||71||73||-|
|7||Jack Burke, Jr||+3||71||72||74||74||$1,138|